Success may have many parents, but Industry 4.0 has only one: Henrik von Scheel. He talks to The Manufacturer about where manufacturing is heading – and why UK industry has a long-term competitive advantage.
Manufacturers are beginning to view 5G technology, and its associated high data speeds, as a vital component to their business, prompting interest in obtaining private licences as a way to control 5G strategy. A recent report has come up with some interesting findings.
Manufacturers need to move with increased agility and insight to grow and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. In short, they need to become organisations that can connect everything in order to engage everywhere.
5G’s promise of fast data speeds and the ability to simultaneously connect a million devices in close proximity has got British manufacturers excited. So, could ‘Made in 5G’ become a mantra for the UK’s industrial sector?
One of the most striking similarities between manufacturing and the high-octane world of Formula One is how both are trying to marry up the unstructured insights and ‘gut feelings’ of their respective experts with more structured telemetry and analytics.
Modern manufacturers (and Formula 1 race teams) need real-time insights right where the action is. But how do you gain data-centre level compute power without the time involved with sending information to be analysed and the results returned?